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Geopolitical Atlas of the Oceans

Author : Didier Ortolland
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White not providing an answer to all maritime problems, the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea has successfully solved a number of issues relating to the exercise by States of their sovereignty and jurisdiction over ocean space and its resources. Among its major achievements are the adoption of clear limits of jurisdiction of coastal States over ocean areas and their concomitant rules of navigation; basic guidelines for the use of ocean resources and the creation of institutions, in particular for the exploitation of deep seabed resources and the peaceful settlement of disputes. After centuries of divergent practices, all coastal States have agreed to adopt a uniform limit for their territorial sea at 12 nautical miles. As a result, more than 100 straits used for international navigation have fallen under national sovereignty, thus leading to the adoption of a new regime of transit passage. Beyond the territorial sea, States can establish, whenever possible, an exclusive economic zone to a maximum extent of 200 miles. Such an extension may lead to conflicting claims. Similarly, the definition of the continental shelf as the natural prolongation of land territory under the sea, either arbitrarily fixed at 200 miles (in the absence of a shelf) or extending up to the limit of the continental margin, has led to a second phase of appropriation of maritime spaces by certain coastal States. Finally, as far as the deep seabed beyond the limits of national jurisdiction is concerned, its resources will have to be exploited under the control of the International Seabed Authority established in Jamaica. Within this legal framework, the sea remains more than ever a source of wealth and becomes increasingly an area of conflicts. National geopolitical considerations push States to adopt specific maritime policies generating tensions and conflicts. These are mainly the result of national political and economic ambitions. Fishery resources are becoming scarce, offshore oil and gas production is still essential for the energy balance of nations and possibilities of deep seabed mineral resource exploitation are getting closer. In addition, at 80% of the international trade volume, maritime transport remains the backbone of globalization. Besides, seaborne piracy remains a significant issue and the respect for freedom of navigation through international straits is becoming increasingly important. White some conflicting claims become more acute, some apparently frozen maritime disputes remain worrying. This is the case for example of Greece and Turkey in the Aegean Sea, and Colombia and Venezuela in the Gulf of Venezuela. The situation remains confused in some parts of the Persian Gulf, the waters of which are particularly rich in oil and gas, or off the coast of Africa. Asia also offers a wide range of unresolved maritime conflicts that are increasingly upsetting regional and international stability. It is against the backdrop of these alarming circumstances that this Atlas endeavors to present the various components of present maritime geopolitics. This publication deals with the major issues relating to maritime spaces and their delimitations, navigation and security, international straits and seabed resources. As such, it should represent an essential tool for the understanding of States' ocean policies and governmental stances.

International Boundaries

Author : Ewan W. Anderson
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Primarily concerned with the geopolitical importance of international boundaries, this atlas supplies maps and assessments of global maritime and land boundaries. Each country listing includes discussion of the characteristics of boundaries with other countries, incidents of political or military conflict, boundary infrastructure (pipelines and the like), cross-boundary trade information, and numerical assessments of different types of land boundary vulnerability. Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation: 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

The Geopolitics of Deep Oceans

Author : John Hannigan
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Long regarded as an empty and inhospitable environment, the deep ocean is rapidly emerging as an ecological hot spot with a remarkable diversity of biological life. Yet, the world's oceans are currently on a dangerous trajectory of decline, threatened by acidification, oil and gas drilling, overfishing, and, in the long term, deep-sea mining, bioprospecting, and geo-engineering. In The Geopolitics of Deep Oceans, noted environmental sociologist John Hannigan examines the past, present and future of our planet's 'final frontier'. The author argues that our understanding of the deep - its definition, boundaries, value, ownership, health and future state - depends on whether we see it first and foremost as a resource cornucopia, a political chessboard, a shared commons, or a unique and threatened ecology. He concludes by locating a new storyline that imagines the oceans as a canary-in-the-mineshaft for gauging the impact of global climate change. The Geopolitics of Deep Oceans is a unique introduction to the geography, law, politics and sociology of the sub-surface ocean. It will appeal to anyone seriously concerned about the present state and future fate of the largest single habitat for life on our planet.

The African Geopolitical ATLAS 2020

Author : Claude Biao
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This first edition of Stake experts' African Geopolitical ATLAS aims to provide decision-makers with a snapshot of the geopolitical changes taking place on the continent during the 2018-2019 study period. It is a collection 84 geographical and thematic maps on topics ranging from African countries' military spendings, to the available croplands, or surface water covering. It's a bilingual edition (French, English). The concept is that of a collection of 30 thematic maps and 54 country monographs divided into three parts. To produce this ATLAS, the editing team focused on the decision-making value of the mapped data, i.e. their capacity to provide the essential elements for an informed decision on the chosen themes. As such, it is a public policy-oriented publication, intended to provide useful benchmarks for decision-making. More than just maps, these are 84 outlooks of Africa in 2020.

The African Geopolitical ATLAS 2020

Author : Stake experts
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This first edition of Stake experts' African Geopolitical ATLAS aims to provide decision-makers with a snapshot of the geopolitical changes taking place on the continent during the 2018-2019 study period. It is a collection 84 geographical and thematic maps on topics ranging from African countries' military spendings to the available croplands, or surface water covering. The concept is that of a collection of 30 thematic maps and 54 country monographs divided into three parts. To produce this ATLAS, the editing team focused on the decision-making value of the mapped data, i.e. their capacity to provide the essential elements for an informed decision on the chosen themes. As such, it is a public policy-oriented publication, intended to provide useful benchmarks for decision-making. More than just maps, these are 84 outlooks of Africa in 2020.

Geopolitical Orientations Regionalism and Security in the Indian Ocean

Author : Dennis Rumley
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First published in 2004, this book is the inaugural volume of the Indian Ocean Research Group (IORG) and is based on a selection of papers presented at the IORG launch in Chandigarh in November 2002. The volume emphasizes the complexity and historical and contemporary geopolitical significance of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). It also propagates the necessity for increased intra-regional cooperation, especially in terms of economic and environmental security, maritime boundaries, sea lane security and ocean management, in the spirit of open regionalism, in order to ensure a more secure IOR. In addition, the volume initiates an agenda for future social science policy-orientated research. The book should be of particular interest to policy-makers, business people and academics, as well as citizens of the IOR.

An Atlas of World Political Flashpoints

Author : Ewan W. Anderson
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The end of the Cold War reveals that the world is still a dangerous place, with political, ethnic, nationalistic, religious and geostrategic tensions widespread and varied. This atlas uses specially-drawn double-spread maps showing the major geostrategic and spatial factors of each trouble spot, current and potential, together with concise analytical text.

Global Geopolitical Flashpoints

Author : Ewan W. Anderson
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This resource describes more than 120 major flashpoints--current and potential conflicts from around the world. The work analyzes each situation, its issues, and present status, and includes specially commissioned maps and extensive bibliographies to aid understanding. Also includes 125 maps.

Geopolitics and the Quest for Dominance

Author : Jeremy M. Black
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History and geography delineate the operation of power, not only its range but also the capacity to plan and the ability to implement. Approaching state strategy and policy from the spatial angle, Jeremy Black argues that just as the perception of power is central to issues of power, so place, and its constraints and relationships, is partly a matter of perception, not merely map coordinates. Geopolitics, he maintains, is as much about ideas and perception as it is about the actual spatial dimensions of power. Black’s study ranges widely, examining geography and the spatial nature of state power from the 15th century to the present day. He considers the rise of British power, geopolitics and the age of Imperialism, the Nazis and World War II, and the Cold War, and he looks at the key theorists of the latter 20th century, including Henry Kissinger, Francis Fukuyama and Samuel P. Huntington, Philip Bobbitt, Niall Ferguson, and others.

A Strategic Atlas

Author : Gérard Chaliand
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Using striking color maps, up-to-date statistics, and unusual cartographic projections, Strategic Atlas allows readers to see the world not only from the American and European points of view, but also through the eyes of the Soviets, Chinese, Latin Americans, Arabs, and other powers.

Geopolitics of the World System

Author : Saul Bernard Cohen
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Cohen argues that the emergence of the United States as the world's sole superpower and the process of globalization have failed to remove the importance of geography as a political and strategic factor of great import. After laying out the structural basis for his theory of geopolitical theory, he launches into an examination of how geopolitical realities have developed since World War II, a period that witnessed greater change than the preceding two and a half centuries. He then turns his attention to the meat of the book, separate examinations of the each of the major world regions, including examinations of the important countries and their individual geopolitical realities.

The Study of the Ocean and the Land Surface from Satellites

Author : Royal Society (Great Britain)
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The Multimedia and CD ROM Directory

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The Routledge Atlas of South Asian Affairs

Author : Robert W. Bradnock
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South Asia has developed from a group of newly independent post-Colonial states of at most secondary importance to the wider world to its current position as a region of central strategic importance to both global economic development and world peace and stability. This Atlas highlights the global significance of South Asia in relation to economic, geopolitical and strategic interests. It provides a coherent descriptive and analytical account of the key elements of the complex societies that make up the region and its component countries. Illustrated with more than 100 original maps and offering concise entries on key issues, the book is structured thematically in these sections: Global Context Geographical Environments Historical Evolution of South Asia Key Issues in modern South Asia Economy and Security Designed for use in teaching undergraduate and graduate classes and seminars in geography, history, economics, anthropology, international relations, political science and the environment as well as regional courses on the South Asia, this book is also a comprehensive reference source for libraries and decision makers focusing on South Asia.

Geopolitics

Author : Andrew Gyorgy
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Historical Atlas of Northeast Asia 1590 2010

Author : Narangoa Li
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Four hundred years ago, indigenous peoples occupied the vast region that today encompasses Korea, Manchuria, the Mongolian Plateau, and Eastern Siberia. Over time, these populations struggled to maintain autonomy as Russia, China, and Japan sought hegemony over the region. Especially from the turn of the twentieth century onward, indigenous peoples pursued self-determination in a number of ways, and new states, many of them now largely forgotten, rose and fell as great power imperialism, indigenous nationalism, and modern ideologies competed for dominance. This atlas tracks the political configuration of Northeast Asia in ten-year segments from 1590 to 1890, in five-year segments from 1890 to 1960, and in ten-year segments from 1960 to 2010, delineating the distinct history and importance of the region. The text follows the rise and fall of the Qing dynasty in China, founded by the semi-nomadic Manchus; the Russian colonization of Siberia; the growth of Japanese influence; the movements of peoples, armies, and borders; and political, social, and economic developments—reflecting the turbulence of the land that was once the world's "cradle of conflict." Compiled from detailed research in English, Chinese, Japanese, French, Dutch, German, Mongolian, and Russian sources, the Historical Atlas of Northeast Asia incorporates information made public with the fall of the Soviet Union and includes fifty-five specially drawn maps, as well as twenty historical maps contrasting local and outsider perspectives. Four introductory maps survey the region's diverse topography, climate, vegetation, and ethnicity.

Student Atlas

Author : DK Publishing
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Maps, illustrations, and text describe various aspects of countries of the world including physical features, population, standards of living, natural resources, industries, environmental issues, and climate.

The Routledge Atlas of Central Eurasian Affairs

Author : Stanley D. Brunn
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Providing concisely written entries on the most important current issues in Central Asia and Eurasia, this atlas offers relevant background information on the region’s place in the contemporary political and economic world. Features include: Profiles of the constituent countries of Central Asia, namely Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan Profiles of Mongolia, western China, Tibet, and the three Caucasus states of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia Timely and significant original maps and data for each entry A comprehensive glossary, places index and subject index of major concepts, terms and regional issues Bibliography and useful websites section Designed for use in teaching undergraduate and graduate classes and seminars in geography, history, economics, anthropology, international relations, political science and the environment as well as regional courses on the Former Soviet Union, Central Asia, and Eurasia, this atlas is also a comprehensive reference source for libraries and scholars interested in these fields.

Student Atlas of World Politics

Author : John Logan Allen
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This atlas of current affairs aims to reflect developments in political geography and international relations. The updated collection of maps and data should be useful for exploring the concept of geopolitics and the relationships between geography and world politics.

THE Journal

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